Yeezy Gap – the momentous and often volatile apparel partnership between Gap and Ye, born Kanye West –disbanded last weekjust two years into the decade-long deal Ye and the mall signed back in 2020.
In a statement sent to employees last week, Gap CEO Mark Breitbard assured that the company would continue with the remaining stock already in progress through the end of the year. Today we get our first look at what exactly that means: a second and final Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga capsule, designed in collaboration with Balenciaga creative director Demna, went on sale on the Yeezy Gap website this morning.
The second installment of the Balenciaga collaboration sticks with the same muted color palette and utilitarian silhouettes as the rest of the Yeezy Gap work, and will feature several products known from the first drop: slouchy hoodies and sweaters, coated outerwear and a moto padded denim jacket. New items include colder-weather pieces like a full-body boiler suit, a pair of pants made from tactical synthetic Cordura fabric, and a longer parka-style version of the affected round jacket aptly called the long round jacket.
Prices for this run range from $140 for a dove logo t-shirt to $400 for the long round jacket – still much higher than The $20-not-$200 range you imaginedwhich was one of several gripes he voiced last week about the partnership.
While this will be the last Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga capsule, there are more Yeezy Gap rollouts coming up throughout December. Meanwhile, these pieces will also become available for purchase in new retail pop-ups at Gap flagship stores in Tokyo and Shanghai, which will look and function much like the inaugural Yeezy Gap space opened in Times Square in July.
In addition, the retailer no longer has any plans to release the Yzy Shdzthe metallic wraparound sunglasses which were originally set to launch with Yeezy Gapwhich Ye has been promoting on Instagram for the past few weeks.
Thursday morning, You showed up Good morning America to discuss, among other things, the end of the Yeezy Gap. He repeated his desire to terminate his remaining corporate partnerships– he is currently fishing to get out of his magnificent shoe deal with Adidas—and said he plans to go ahead with a previously planned Yeezy Gap fashion show in Paris set for Oct. 3.